Support - The New Kind of Rock n' Roll - April
In this time of internet and bits, aspiring bands (or, in the
case of Thanatos, veteran bands) have begun to do something new, self-released
CDs. CD production is cheap enough anymore. But there is still the cost
of other things that add to the overall costs of a released album. Because
of this, bands have begun to ask fans to help finance the cost of an album
Thanatos, a band with beginnings in the ’90s
have an album prepared but currently is not available for distribution.
I’ve long been a fan of Thanatos. And while it bothers me that the
band has declared this as-yet-unreleased album, The Exterminating Angel,
a final page in the Thanatos story, I’m equally bothered that it
is unreleased. Fronted by Padraic Ogl, Thanatos has produced several extraordinary
albums including a must-have side project, illegalteenagebikini release,
I Am Not Job. I Am Not Job is a stunning set with the extraordinary title
cut that, for me, has lingered years after I’ve heard it. Of course,
when that happens, it’s a sign of a good band.
I have a plea to readers of TAP, that they would
go and listen to samples from the dormant release found on the band’s
website (link below). If you’re intrigued by it, please, by all
means, pre-buy a copy. This is a Rock and Roll venture. It helps to create
and deliver quality music, particularly if you’re the believing
Need some insight or news, head off to http://www.thanatos.biz
Another band engaged in the very same thing is one called The Lost Patrol.
Based in NYC, the band is utilizing a new venture called Kickstarter
that allows the band (or other ventures) to gain funding in an ‘all
or nothing’ form. The Lost Patrol have two very accomplished albums
out, both of which I have reviewed in the past. Their third is waiting
for the funding period to be completed but it seems as if the initial
wave of backing has already been completed. There are a few days to help
supply stronger push for the album and so I encourage you to visit and
offer the spirit of Rock another hand.
You can access all things The Lost Patrol at this official site. Here
are links to my original reviews, Midnight
Matinée (2008), and Dark
Matter (2010). From the site’s home, you can log into a Facebook
page, and a MySpace page.
Rock and Roll is not a big boy’s game anymore. With innovative sites
like Kickstarter, and talented established artists like Thanatos with
enduring music (you should hear “I Am Not Job”), Rock and
Roll gets more resilient every day.
I’m hoping that you’ll take a minute to head off and check
these two bands out. And if you like what you see and hear, that you’ll
produce a little cash to help them in their expected releases.
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